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It's Bonus Time For IRS Union Employees! $70 Million!

Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees' union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive from the White House budget office.

The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner.

"The IRS always claims to be short on resources," Grassley said. "But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration."

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Ah yes... the private company perks still flow in the parasitic

IRS / Federal Reserve SCAM!

(Their collective hand is in all of our pockets. When will we cut it off?)

What would the Founders do?

Talk about your conflict of interest

and a moral hazard!

Sounds akin to the confiscation of property and assets from drug busts by LE's to support their lavish lifestyles. Who says you can't make a profit working for the government!

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Tax Dollars

Our tax dollars at work!